Ferguson hopeful of Hargreaves return

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves could return to action in September after a year out of the game, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday. The 28-year-old England international played only three games last season, all in September, as serious knee problems and surgery kept him out of action. Hargreaves, who has barely featured for the Premier League champions since joining for 17 million pounds from Bayern Munich two years ago, had operations on both knees in a bid to cure a chronic tendinitis problem. He now has some light at the end of the tunnel. "He's completing his rehab in America," Ferguson told www.manutd.com. "We're happy with his rehab and we're in complete control of that. We're roughly looking at the beginning of September for him, depending on how he reacts and how he progresses." Hargreaves did not travel with the rest of the United squad for their Asian tour. The players arrived in Malaysia on Friday having pulled out of their planned match in Indonesia following a bomb attack on the Jakarta hotel they were going to stay in.